[OS X TeX] New experimental TeXLive i-Package
Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri Oct 27 15:06:43 EDT 2006
A new TeXLive i-Package is now available In the *experimental* i-
Directory. This is the first release of what is to become the
replacement of the TeX i-Package.
The i-Package installs by default in
and it is completely separated from the old i-Package. Both can live
on a system concurrently. Switching between both on the command line
can be done by rerunning the configure phase of each and selecting
The existing add-ons (CM-Super, ConTeXt Updater, MusixTeX etc) still
install by default in the TeX i-Package location (/usr/local/teTeX).
This will change in the future, with some additional support from i-
Installer for handling multiple possible preferred install locations.
If you want to add these to the TeXLive setup, please use /usr/local/
TeXLive/texmf.pkgs as install location.
Note that if you have a personal configuration in ~/Library/texmf it
is unlikely to work entirely with the TL-setup. Especially
hyphenation patterns will probably not work because the names in
teTeX differ from those in TeX Live.
The total installed size of the main texmf tree + the gwtex texmf
tree has grown from 295MB to 357MB.
The plan to fragment the i-Package so its inside chunks correspond
with TeX Live packages (tpm's) has not been effected yet. Hence,
currently, there are only a few inside chunks, some of which are
quite large. As is, the setup is comparable to the former TeX i-Package.
• Initial experimental release.
• Based on TeX Live revision 2372 (2006/10/25 21:00)
• XeTeX is included but currently not available on ppc, only on intel
I welcome reports.
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